Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that the amount of cargo handled at the ports in the January-July period increased by 6,6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year to 319 million 687 thousand tons, and the amount of containers handled increased by 2,1 percent to 7 million 365 thousand TEUs in the same period. announced its rise.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made a statement about the maritime statistics for July. Noting that the amount of cargo handled at the ports in July increased by 6,7 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 46 million 198 thousand tons, Karaismailoğlu said, “In the January-July period, the amount of cargo handled at our ports increased by 6,6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and reached 319 million 687 thousand tons. tons,” he said.
MAXIMUM CARGO HANDLING IS AT KOCAELİ REGIONAL PORT MANAGEMENT
Karaismailoğlu stated that in July, the amount of loading for export purposes increased by 3,2 percent to 12 million 495 thousand tons, and the amount of unloading for import purposes was 11,4 million 21 thousand tons with an increase of 424 percent.
“In July, foreign trade shipments increased by 8,3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 33 million 919 thousand tons. Transit freight transports made by sea at our ports decreased by 6,7 percent to 6 million 233 thousand tons. The amount of cargo carried in cabotage increased by 6 percent with 45 million 14,4 thousand tons. The highest amount of cargo handling was carried out at the port facilities operating within the administrative borders of Kocaeli Regional Port Authority, with a total of 7 million 388 thousand tons of cargo. Kocaeli Regional Port Authority; Aliağa Regional Port Authority and Ceyhan Regional Port Authority followed suit. When we look at the load types, the type of load that showed the highest increase in July compared to the previous month was unbriqueted hard coal with an increase of 1 million 341 thousand 167 tons. This type of cargo was followed by crude oil with an increase of 931 thousand 425 tons and scrap iron with an increase of 213 thousand 805 tons. Portland Cement ranked first with 1 million 206 thousand 806 tons of export cargo handled at our ports. Unbriqueted hard coal, on the other hand, ranked first among the import cargo handled at our ports with 3 million 6 thousand 976 tons.”
MOST EXPORTED COUNTRY AMERICA
Karaismailoğlu underlined that the highest amount of cargo handling in exports by seaway in July was 1 million 617 thousand tons in transportation to America. He stated that the shipments to Italy and Spain were followed. Karaismailoğlu stated that the highest amount of cargo handling in imports was 6 million 772 thousand tons in transportation from Russia.
THE AMOUNT OF CONTAINERS HANDLED IN CABOTAGE INCREASED 36,2 PERCENT
Saying, “The amount of containers handled at our ports in July decreased by 1,8 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and became 978 thousand TEU,” Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu said, “In the January-July period, the amount of containers handled at our ports increased by 2,1 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, to 7 million 365. reached one thousand TEUs. Container loadings for export purposes increased by 1,7 percent to 755 thousand 869 TEUs, while container unloading for import purposes increased by 0,4 percent to 361 thousand 322 TEUs. The amount of transit containers handled decreased by 2,9 percent to 394 TEU. In the same month, the amount of containers handled in cabotage increased by 547 percent and reached 25 thousand 148 TEUs.
MAXIMUM CONTAINER HANDLING IS AT AMBARLI REGIONAL PORT MANAGEMENT
Noting that a total of 241 TEU container handling was carried out at the port facilities operating within the administrative borders of Ambarlı Regional Port Authority, Karaismailoğlu noted that this port presidency was followed by Mersin and Kocaeli Regional Port Authorities. Karaismailoğlu stated that the most container handling was carried out with 263 thousand 100 TEUs in transports to Israel.
“Israel; Shipments with Greece and Egypt followed. Containers destined for Egypt accounted for 37 TEUs, with the highest number of export-purpose container shipments made by sea at our ports. Egypt; China and Greece followed suit. It has been determined that the highest number of import-purpose container unloading by sea is composed of containers from Israel with 858 thousand 69 TEUs.”
WE WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PORT FACILITIES FROM 217 TO 255
Underlining that they plan the future in the maritime sector with the mind of the state, as in all transportation modes, Karaismailoğlu reminded that they came together with experts in their field, first they organized the Kocaeli Körfez Logistics Workshop, and then the 2nd Maritime Summit. Noting that they will spread the Logistics Workshops to Anatolia, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu emphasized that 2053 billion dollars will be invested in the maritime sector until 21.6. Karaismailoğlu said, “In our 2053 Transport and Logistics Master Plan, we have reserved a special place for maritime lines, which are the basis of our Blue Homeland and the key point of our integration in transportation. We will increase the number of port facilities from 217 to 255. We will ensure the use of highly renewable energy resources in our ports by expanding green port practices. Autonomous ship voyages will be developed and handling efficiency will be increased with autonomous systems at ports. We will develop the multi-modal and short-distance maritime transport infrastructure that can serve the countries of the region by expanding the transfer service capacity of the ports.